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Guide to the Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers, 1841-1917 MS 339
The Reinermann, Sandman and Bethje families were pioneer German families of Harris County connected by one woman, Louisa Margerethe Agnes Schiermann. Louisa married Henry Reinermann, Jospeh Sandman Sr, and Christian Lodovic Bethje. She outlived the first two and passed away before the third. Henry Reinermann came to Texas with his parents John and Ann Reinermann.
Carl Wilhem Adolph Quensell, son in-law of Henry Reinermann. Born in Hanover Germany. Refered to as William Quensell in Texas. Married Louisa Reinermann, 9-4-1953. They had 10 children together, only 2 girls lived past 1 year. William served in the Civil War, during which he found a diary of a Union soldier, kept the diary and included his own. After the war he ran a sawmill and leased his land and helped others to do the same.
The papers and miscellaneous material of the Reinermann, Sandman and Bethje families, pioneer German families of Harris County; plus the papers and miscellaneous material of Carl Wilhem Adolph Quensell, son in-law of Henry Reinermann and himself an immigrant from Hanover.
This material is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center.
Reinermann, Sandman, Bethje and Quensell families of Harris County papers, 1841-1917, MS 339, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This collection was donated by Edgar E. Lackner, 1981.